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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 3, 2021)]
[Pages 8038-8039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02212]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002]

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of NACOSH membership appointments.


SUMMARY: On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four 
members to serve on NACOSH.

    For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office 
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999, 
TTY (877-889-5627); email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Ms. Amy Agro Wangdahl, Director, OSHA 
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-2066, TTY (877-
889-5627); email wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.
    For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of 
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other 
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at 


I. Background

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services (HHS) on matters relating to the administration of 
the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite 
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 

(FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 
102-3), and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: Four public representatives, two 
management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational 
safety professional representatives, and two occupational health 
professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor 
appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates 
four of the representatives: Two of the four public representatives and 
the two occupational health professional representatives. The terms of 
six NACOSH of the twelve members expired on July 31, 2020, and the 
remaining six NACOSH members' terms will expire on July 31, 2021.
    On February 26, 2020, OSHA published a request for nominations for 
the six NACOSH positions that would expire on July 31, 2020. 
Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for:
     Two public representatives (one to be designated by the 
Secretary of HHS);
     One management representative;
     One labor representative;
     One occupational safety professional representative; and
     One occupational health professional representative (to be 
designated by the Secretary of HHS).
    After the nomination period closed, OSHA provided HHS with all 
nominations and supporting materials for the two vacancies in the 
membership categories which the Secretary of HHS designates. HHS has 
indicated that the Secretary of HHS will designate two NACOSH members 
to fill the vacant positions at a later date. In the meantime, the 
Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of individuals to the 
remaining four positions.
    NACOSH members serve staggered terms, unless the member becomes 
unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is 
removed by the Secretary. Accordingly, the Secretary has appointed four 
members to a two-year term. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, 
the Secretary may appoint a new member who represents the same interest 
as the predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The 
Committee must meet at least two times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(2)).

II. Appointment of Committee Members

    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in 
response to the agency's request for nominations (85 FR 11111, February 
26, 2020). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members on the basis of their 
experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and 
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The newly appointed NACOSH members are:

Public Representative

 Leanne Cobb, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Labor Representative

 Rebecca Reindel, AFL-CIO

Management Representative

 Amy K. Harper, National Safety Council

Safety Representative

 Kathleen Dobson, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Authority and Signature

    Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice 
under the authority granted by 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 656; 29 CFR 
part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-
2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-02212 Filed 2-2-21; 8:45 am]